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Sink the Bismarck! – film review"
Sink the Bismarck! (1960) Director: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner Runtime: 97 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 11/03/2019 8/10 Jamie Havlin gives his take on a film telling the true story of one of World War II’s most notorious sea battles. Based on C. S. Forester’s 1958 novel The Last Nine […]
Being Frank – The Chris Sievey Story: film review"
Being Frank follows the life of comedian Frank Sidebottom and his creator Chris Sievey. Nigel Carr reviews the release for Louder Than War.
Burning – Film Review"
Burning (2018) Dir: Lee Chang-Dong Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon Run time: 2 hours 28 min Out now An adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story, Chang-Dong’s Oscar nominated feature distils the mystery and magic of the celebrated author’s prose, transposing the narrative to contemporary South Korea. Lee Ashworth finds himself searching for lost […]
If Beale Street Could Talk – Film Review"
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Dir: Barry Jenkins Cast: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King Runtime: 1 hour 59 mins Showing at Home, Manchester and on general release now Based on the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk is director Barry Jenkin’s follow-up to his Oscar […]
Human Desire – film review"
Human Desire (1954) Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford Runtime: 90 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 11/02/2019 8/10 Jamie Havlin assesses a startlingly dark, late film noir by legendary director Fritz Lang. Fritz Lang’s Human Desire is his version of Jean Renoir’s adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel La Bête Humaine. Lang […]